In 2020 Porsche unveiled the 911 Targa Heritage Design Edition. Porsche’s Exclusive Manufaktur division created this limited-edition model. You can read more about the car at this link. Today a second derivative was added to Porsche’s Heritage Design strategy. The new creation is called the Porsche 911 Sport Classic and only 1 250 examples will be produced.

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Old made new

The Porsche 911 Sport Classic was inspired by the original 911 (1964 – 1973) and the 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7. 

“The Heritage Design models represent the most emotionally driven concepts of the Porsche product strategy,” says Alexander Fabig, vice president individualisation and classic. “This unique approach sees the Style Porsche design department working with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur to reinterpret iconic 911 models and equipment from the 1950s through to the 1980s and to revive design features from those decades.” Porsche is launching four limited-edition models over an extended period.

Read our launch report of the current 911 GTS derivatives at this link.

Retro styling

The starting point for the Porsche 911 Sport Classic is adopting the wide body. This shell us usually reserved for 911 Turbo models. Exclusive Manufaktur has added a fixed rear spoiler inspired by the ‘ducktail’ used on the Carrera RS 2.7. There is also a double-bubble roof for added differentiation. The roof and front ‘bonnet’ are both made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic. All 911 Sport Classic are finished in Fashion Grey paintwork.

The interior features a bespoke treatment as well. The door panels and seat centres boast a retro-look Pepita pattern. A semi-aniline leather upholstery in black/Classic Cognac provides a contrast with the exterior colour but adds to the retro appearance.

Three pedals

A 3,7-litre, twin-turbocharged flat-six engine powers the 911 Sport Classic. It sends 405 kW to the road via the rear wheels only. The engine breathes through a standard sports exhaust. The only transmission is a seven-speed manual. As a result, the 911 Sport Classic is the most powerful manual 911 available today.

Check out our 911 Turbo S driving report by clicking here.

Other features include a similar suspension set-up to 911 Turbo and 911 GTS variants. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is standard as are ceramic brakes and rear-axle steering. PASM features adaptive damping and a 10 mm lower ride height. The new car rides on Fuchs-style wheels that measure 20 inches in front, 21 at the back.